Remember Me????Gee whiz! Was it really September the last time I blogged about anything? (Is "blogged" even a word?) Well, farm life has taken up a chunk of time lately. Let me explain. No better, let me sum up:
We now have 58 sheep, not counting babies. Remember when I only had three?
Both of our dairy heifers had calves, but only one is cooperating to let us milk. So now we have about a gallon of fresh milk every day. I have learned to make butter, and I am working on learning to make simple mozzerella.
We have added 4 Alpine dairy goats - a male and three females. They came to live with us when they were only 2 days old, so bottle feeding has been a regular ritual.
We have new chickens. Well, babies really. They are about 8 weeks old. We are still getting between 6 and 12 eggs a night.
The Etsy business has picked up dramatically. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE HAD A PART IN THAT!!! I am blowing you kisses right now >kiss< The Fiber Indie Coop on Ravelry has been a huge blessing to me and my family. Don't forget to check out each month's giveaway.
The sheep we let breed have lambed and we have a number of ALL MALE lambs. What are the odds? One became a bottle baby and is now a pet and a real pest everytime I go in the pasture. More on him later.
Danny just came last weekend and sheared all of the sheep except the babies. I had to crawl over bags of fleece to even get to the computer to type this. Don't believe it could really be that bad? Well:
Believe me now? That is handsome husband's long bed truck. Full to the brim. They are now all in my living room. Good thing we have a den, too!
Fleeces will be for sale at the farm website www.diamondbsheepfarm.com in short order. Mom and I skirted the first 10 or so this morning.
I will try and blog a little more often than once every 6 months. I would like to share some of the other fun we have here on the farm.